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Ipod 30 gb

I have a 30 gb video Ipod. It froze on a song so I did a reset now it comes up to the apple blinks then apple over and over again. I resetting it again and it does the same thing. I tried plugging it in to my pc to restore it but itunes does not recognize it. It shows up on my computer as a mass storage device. I am running windows xp and have also uninstalled itunes and downloaded the newest version. I have run diagnostics on it and as far as I could tell everything is ok. Please help. Its not even a year old and until this point I have never had a problem.

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Re: Ipod 30 gb

Reboot your ipod in Disk Mode then try itunes again. Also make sure your itunes is setup so it boots up when it sees it. (that way you know it sees the device)

As far as seeing it "usb mass storage" that is a good sign. You maybe able to recover items with a good friend called LINUX which is compatable with apple software.

Disk Mode:
Hold the select and menu button and once the device turns off hold the select and play button and hold it until it says Disk Mode.

Once booted in Disk Mode try to connect via usb.

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TnX man!! it works i had the same problem..

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